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Postby SoCal_Pony » Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:13 pm

This site says SMU’s average SAT scores is 1,381 which places us second in the state to Rice’s 1,514.

Just as importantly, it’s projecting next years SAT score at 1,438, a very impressive 4.1% increase which is higher than any other major university i looked at.

Can anyone confirm this and explain why the huge increase?

site is http://www.collegeraptor.com
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Re: SMU SATs

Postby mrydel » Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:35 pm

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Re: SMU SATs

Postby PonyTime » Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:23 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:This site says SMU’s average SAT scores is 1,381 which places us second in the state to Rice’s 1,514.

Just as importantly, it’s projecting next years SAT score at 1,438, a very impressive 4.1% increase which is higher than any other major university i looked at.

Can anyone confirm this and explain why the huge increase?

site is http://www.collegeraptor.com


When you start to allow students to be admitted without test scores (ACT/SAT) you can start to inflate your numbers. The test optional admits would have been the lowest scores at SMU and they are no longer factored into the overall numbers.

Basically, if your score is below the SMU average, there is no incentive to submit it.

You will start to see this SAT inflation occur at most schools.

https://www.smu.edu/News/Featured/smu-to-remain-test-optional-for-fall-23-and-spring-24#:~:text=SMU%20will%20remain%20test%2Doptional,fall%202023%20and%20spring%202024.&text=DALLAS%20(SMU)%20%E2%80%93%20SMU%20will,fall%202023%20and%20spring%202024.
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Re: SMU SATs

Postby tristatecoog » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:37 pm

https://www.smu.edu/Provost/IR/Statistics

Yep, due to fewer enrollees reporting test scores.

2021: 1350-1490 range 16% reported vs. UT-Austin 56% reporting 1230-1480
2020: 1250-1440 range 40% reported
2019: 1320-1450 range 39% reported

2021: 31-34 range 23% reported vs. UT-Austin 26% reporting 29-34
2020: 29-33 range 55% reported
2019: 29-33 range 55% reported

The general guidance for top schools is not to report unless you're near the top quarter.

At UT, McCombs and Cockrell get lots of pub but the College of Liberal Arts, Communications and Education enroll the vast majority of grads.
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